Continuing Education Opportunities: May 2016

There are over 80 learning opportunities (many free of charge) available for library staff during May. The sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as presentation skills, disaster recovery, maker spaces, strategic planning, genealogy, technical services, and more. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for continuing ...

New Director: Harold D. Cooley Library in Nashville, NC 4

New Director: Harold D. Cooley Library in Nashville, NC
Cati Montgomery is the newly hired Director of the Harold D. Cooley Library in Nashville, NC. Montgomery graduated with her MLIS in December of 2014 from UNCG. She is a member of ALA and NCLA. Montgomery most recently worked in the Nash Community College Library as the Associate Librarian, and prior to that worked in ...

Call for Fall Let’s Talk About It Applications

Call for Fall Let's Talk About It Applications
Apply to host Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) series in your library this fall! LTAI is a library discussion program offered by the North Carolina Humanities Council in collaboration with the North Carolina Center for the Book to bring scholars and community members together to explore how selected books, films, or poetry illuminate various humanities ...

In Case You Missed It

Stephanie Hewett Rous, school librarian at Corinth Holders High School in Wendell, N.C, received the Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries.  Sponsored by Jay Toor, the grant provides funding for the creation and implementation of a local public awareness/marketing campaign that promotes and positions the school library as a necessary resource in the community. ...

LJ’s “The Transformative Power of Community Engagement” workshop coming to Charlotte

Charlotte Public Library will be hosting Library Journal’s The Transformative Power of Community Engagement at their Beatties Ford Regional Library, June 16.  See below for more details: Impact is not about what you do, how many books you circulate, how many programs you offer, or how big your library’s budget is. It’s about achieving positive ...

NCSU Libraries awarded 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service 2

NCSU Libraries awarded 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced the 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service including NCSU Libraries.  The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 22 years, the award has celebrated institutions that ...

Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped 1

Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability. The library is located in Raleigh, but mails materials free of charge to eligible NC residents throughout ...

Monthly Report: March 2016 2

Activities / Accomplishments Blind and Physically Handicapped Staff from the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) Outreach attended two major conferences to spread the word about their services:  North Carolina Conference on Visual Impairment and Blindness and the NC Reading Association Conference in Raleigh and made a presentation at the North Carolina Community ...

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Let us know if your library was in the news! Email Amanda Johnson to make sure your library is featured. Moore County was named a pacesetter for their efforts in improving early literacy by the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.  Southern Pines Public Library and Friends of Southern Pines Public Library along with Boys and ...

ALA releases The 2016 State of America’s Libraries report

ALA releases The 2016 State of America's Libraries report
The American Library Association has released its 2016 State of America’s Libraries report discussing issues and trends facing libraries of all types throughout the nation.  Here are the highlights: Though half of chief academic officers at US colleges and universities say their institutions have not recovered from the 2008 recession, 57% rated academic library resources ...